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  • The Frog Future

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 18, 2010
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    THE FROG FUTURE A frog went to see a fortune-teller, Gazing into her crystal ball, she said to frog, "You are going to meet a beautiful young woman. From the moment she sets eyes on you she will have an insatiable desire to know all about you. She will be compelled to get close to you—you’ll ...read more

  • Looking To The Future  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 13, 2002
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,681 views

    LOOKING TO THE FUTURE In his book, First Things First, author Stephen Covey writes about Viktor Frankl, an Austrian psychologist who survived the death camps of Nazi Germany. Frankl made a startling discovery about why some survived the horrible conditions and some did not. "He looked at ...read more

  • The Illiterate Of The Future Will Not Be The ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
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    The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person ...read more

  • The Illiterate Of The Future Will Not Be The ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
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    The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person ...read more

  • No To Knowing The Future

    Contributed by Sajeev Painunkal, Sj on Nov 17, 2010
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    "NO" TO KNOWING THE FUTURE When I used to work in an urban parish in Calcutta in India, I used to see a man sitting outside my window, on the pavement, with a parrot in a cage. He was a fortune teller. Several people who pass by that way would stop at him to learn about what the future held ...read more

  • The Blessed Future

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jun 11, 2009
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    The Blessed Future The doctor did not think the dying daughter would hear when he said to the mother, "Poor child; she has seen her best days." But she heard him and said, "No, Doctor, I haven’t seen my best days; my best days are still to come when ...read more

  • Back To The Future

    Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Jan 26, 2010
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    Back to the Future Most of us may remember a movie by this same title. In fact there were several "Back to the Future" sequels. In the movie starring Michael J. Fox and Claudia Wells, after traveling back in time, they found that the only way to return to the future was to recreate the system ...read more

  • Mega-Trends That Shape Future: The Brand Futures ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 10, 2006
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    Mega-Trends That Shape Future: The Brand Futures Group has identified 10 mega-trends that will define the next decade. (1.) Generation blur, new work and lifestyles for 30& 40 year olds. Life-stage, not demographics, will be the most important criterion for market segmentation. (2.) Evolution ...read more

  • This Year (2008), Over 600 Students At Florida ...

    Contributed by Jay Winters on Jun 29, 2008
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    This year (2008), over 600 students at Florida State are going to be the first people in their families to go to college. Compared to their peers, these students have a somewhat more daunting task ahead of them. They will be more likely to drop out. They will be more likely to work outside of ...read more

  • Fortune-Teller And The Frog

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Mar 3, 2009
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    Fortune-Teller and the Frog A fortune-teller gazes into crystal ball and says to a frog: "You are going to meet a beautiful young woman. From the moment she sets eyes on you, she will have an insatiable desire to know all about you. She will be compelled to get close to you - you'll fascinate ...read more

  • Corri Ten Boom: "Never Be Afraid To Trust A ...

    Contributed by Dave Kinney on Mar 15, 2009
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    Corri Ten Boom: "Never be afraid to trust a future you don't know ...read more

  • The Unknown Is An Adventure

    Contributed by Dave Kinney on Mar 15, 2009
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    THE UNKNOWN IS AN ADVENTURE Stanley Jones writes, "Many live in dread of what is coming. Why should we? The unknown puts adventure into life; it gives us something to sharpen our souls on. The unexpected around the corner gives a sense of anticipation and surprise. If we saw all the good things ...read more

  • Waiting On The Interest  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
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    WAITING ON THE INTEREST A girl had a nice little piggy bank. Her father wanted to teach her about saving, so he talked to her about putting her money into a savings account at their bank. He very carefully explained to her that when she put money into her account, the bank would pay her interest ...read more

  • Do You Remember The Movie "Frequency"? And How ...

    Contributed by David Baeder on Jun 8, 2009
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    Do you remember the movie "Frequency"? And how Johnny ("Chief") talks to his friend over a time-warped CB transmission to his lifelong friend Gordo, and tells him "Yahoo!" In the movie, Gordo buy stock in Yahoo and becomes quite rich. Six months after the movie came out, the ...read more

  • The Hope Of 3:16  PRO

    Contributed by James Mercer on Dec 8, 2009
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    THE HOPE OF 3:16 I don’t know about you, but I will be glad to turn the calendar to a new decade in a few weeks. An ongoing war on two fronts, the Great Recession draining our family resources, the growing immorality of our country, tragic accidents and gruesome killers all over the news. The ...read more

  • Spiritual Near-Sightedness  PRO

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 25, 2010
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    Spiritual Near-Sightedness One of my favorite riddles is this one Q: What did the near-sighted porcupine say when it backed into a cactus? A: Pardon me, honey! If you are near-sighted, you see objects that are near, but distant objects are blurry or unclear. To put is simply, you are ...read more

  • Ask Me Later

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 6, 2010
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    ASK ME LATER Clear-thinking people are often interesting people. One woman shares this story: When my 88-year-old mother was called for jury duty, she had to submit to questioning by the opposing lawyers. "Have you ever dealt with an attorney?" asked the plaintiff's lawyer. "Yes. I had an ...read more

  • Barna On New Year's Resolutions

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jan 19, 2011
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    BARNA ON NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS When it comes to the types of resolutions people make, Americans not surprisingly focus on self-oriented changes. Among those planning to make resolutions, the top pledges for 2011 relate to weight, diet and health (30%); money, debt and finances (15%); personal ...read more

  • Looking Forward To It

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 3, 2011
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    LOOKING FORWARD TO IT A Peanuts cartoon: Lucy and Linus were sitting in front of the television set when Lucy said to Linus, "Go get me a glass of water." Linus looked surprised. "Why should I do anything for you? You never do anything for me." Lucy promised, "On your 75th birthday, ...read more

  • Where Will Our Jobs Go?

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 13, 2012
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    WHERE WILL OUR JOBS GO? Futurist Thomas Frey blogs, "People are seriously worried. I've been in a number of conversations recently where people are very worried about our coming era of automation where fewer and fewer jobs will be left for people to do. A few months ago I predicted that over 2 ...read more